Chapter 13 Pain Management

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Chapter 13  Pain Management

 

 

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1.
A palliative patient being assessed in a pain clinic indicates that pain control has been poor. He has been saving his analgesics until the pain is intense. What teaching should be done with this patient?
A)
Medication should be taken when pain levels are low so the pain is easier to reduce.
B)
Pain medication can be increased when the pain is intense.
C)
It is difficult to control chronic pain, so little can be done.
D)
Instruct the patient to lie still and think of something else during intense pain.

2.
Two patients on your unit have returned from an arthroscopy of the right knee. Although their procedures were the same, the patients report different levels of pain. Which of the following may provide a rationale for the different perceptions of pain?
A)
Endorphin levels may vary between patients, affecting the perception of pain.
B)
One of the patients is exaggerating his sense of pain.
C)
The patients are likely experiencing a variance in vasoconstriction.
D)
One of the patients may be experiencing opiate tolerance.

3.
When administering an analgesic to an elderly patient for pain, what interventions should the nurse implement in the plan of care for the patient?
A)
Monitor for signs of drug toxicity due to a decrease in metabolism.
B)
Monitor for an increase in absorption of the drug due to increased metabolism.
C)
Monitor for an increase in respiratory rates.
D)
Analgesics should be given every 4 to 6 hours as ordered to control pain.

4.
The nurse is assessing a patient’s pain using the pain scale. The patient is tearful, hesitant to move, and grimacing. The patient rates the pain at this time as a 2 using the pain scale. The nurse should conclude which of the following?
A)
The patient has rated the pain as minimal according to the scale.
B)
The nurse should reinforce teaching about the pain scale number system.
C)
The nurse should reassess the pain in 30 minutes.
D)
The medication the patient is receiving is not adequate for pain relief.

5.
A nurse caring for a patient who has experienced chronic pain can expect the patient to:
A)
Be less anxious
B)
Have a lower pain threshold
C)
Have an increased tolerance of pain
D)
Ask for pain medication before the next dose is due

 

Answer Key

1.
A
2.
A
3.
A
4.
B
5.
D

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